The Hollow Crown

Season 1 Episode 1

Richard II

Aired Saturday 9:00 PM Jun 30, 2012 on BBC Two
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In a tale of rebellion and political power play, King Richard is asked to settle a dispute between Henry Bolingbroke and Thomas Mowbray but before a planned duel begins, the King banishes them both never to return. King Richard takes the land and money of John of Gaunt (Bolingbroke's father) and sets of for war in Ireland. In his absence Bolingbroke returns and claims the throne, later taking Richard prisoner on his return.


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